Cedar River 2019

When most people buy their licenses, the copy of the regs are available. Why don't these people pick up a copy of the regs and then read them. The regs on the Cedar don't change that much from year to year. Only the opening and closing dates are somewhat different. I just can't believe that people are that dumb.
For some odd reason a lot of folks don’t think they need to follow rules anymore.
And it seems to be getting worse.

I wonder why that is.
 
New to forum, but I fish the Cedar pretty religiously each summer.....has anyone caught a fish out there that looked like this.... it has the markings of a cutbow, but was pretty gnarly looking like it had been in the salt.....Caught him opening wknd.... Thnks View attachment 205936
For some odd reason a lot of folks don’t think they need to follow rules anymore.
And it seems to be getting worse.

I wonder why that is.

Just drive I-5 through Tacoma.
 
When most people buy their licenses, the copy of the regs are available. Why don't these people pick up a copy of the regs and then read them. The regs on the Cedar don't change that much from year to year. Only the opening and closing dates are somewhat different. I just can't believe that people are that dumb.
I have a suspicion that some people intentionally don’t pick up a copy of the regs because they don’t want to know, and they feel less guilty breaking rules out of ignorance, even though their ignorance is technically their own fault/choice.
 
from what I've heard, there's plenty of people keeping and killing fish on the Cedar. its easy to access and easy to hide yourself.
If anyone would like a direct line to the "get shit done fast number" direct line, PM me. I have permission to forward to anyone who is sick and tired of poachers stealing from our resources.

Keep busting them. The Cedar would be one hell of a fishery if it wasn't poached so much. Unfortunately due to being so urban, I don't think that will ever happen. I'm sure we will see a closure in a few years on this once glorious system.

Last year I sent over 40 days on the river. The fishing was consistently good for 17-20"+ fish. This year, not so much..

Don't forget to keep an eye on the land owners who are so vigilant to harass fisherman crossing their precious sections. I've witnessed them firsthand fishing bait, and I'd suspect most of them fish it whenever and have the filet knives ready. I bet the fishing is like mini steelheading in the winter time for them!
 
The Cedar has been fishing pretty ok lately. Fished regularly with @FerrousTortoise and @Elliott5400 here and there, some slow days but some pretty terrific sessions as well. The most memorable fish so far is the one I recently lost, he jumped high and took off downstream rapping the reel handle against my ring. The drag was set too low and as I tried to put the brakes on by palm he broke the fly off :)
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Some fish porn pics
 

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